Open-source machine learning startup PredictionIO has raised $2.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Quest Venture Partners. Azure Capital Partners, CrunchFund, the StartX Fund and Kima Ventures all participated in the round. Prediction IO was founded last year and has created an open-source program which allows developers to add predictive features to applications.
Sensoria, a wearable technology developer, has raised a $5 million Series A round from Reply SpA. Reply will acquire a 20% stake in the company as part of the deal. Sensoria produces textile and traditional sensors that allow manufacturers to create clothes that can gather data biometrically. As part of the transaction Heapsylon, a Nevada limited liability company, will rename as Sensoria Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Stock media marketplace Pond5 has raised a Series A round worth $61 million. Accel Partners and Stripes Group led the funding into the company, which allows users to upload and sell video, music, photos and special effects. Pond5 will use the funds to build out its product and hire new staff.
Shyp, an on demand shipping startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford’s SherpaVentures led the round. Shyp is an iPhone app that delivers users a simplified shipping process by working with all the major shipping companies. The company has previously raised $2.3 million in seed funding.
Capillary Technologies, a cloud-based retail customer engagement management provider, has secured a $14 million Series B round led by Sequoia Capital and Norwest venture Partners. The company previously raised $17 million in Series A financing in 2012. Capillary Technologies will use the most recent funds to grow its partnership ecosystem.
Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lender based in London, has secured a $65 million Series D round led by Index Ventures. Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital also participated. The company, founded in 2009, has now raised more than $123 million to date. Funding Circle connects small businesses with lenders through an online marketplace.